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Regal Debuting Integral Horsepower Motor Technology at AHR Expo

TIPP CITY, Ohio — Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced it will debut its new UlteMAX axial integral horsepower motor line, during AHR Expo 2017. The new product line rich in new benefits, will be approximately one-third the weight and size of traditional induction motors and include an integrated configurable control for fast, easy installation, operation and serviceability.

Leveraging strong knowledge and background in electronically commutated motors, permanent magnet and advanced axial flux technology, Regal developed a unique variable-speed integral horsepower motor and drive that simplifies mounting while also eliminating the need for heavy installation equipment. The UlteMAX motor and control also reduces the average motor inventory by greater than fifty percent through consolidation into easily configurable sizes ranging from 3HP to 15HP.

“Understanding the significance form factor has for our customers, we reduced the length by about seventy-five percent creating a very thin, power packed, game-changing profile,” said Howard Richardson, business leader, Regal Beloit Corporation. “Equally as important is the configurability UlteMAX motors allow for in terms of speed and horsepower to cover a wide range of specifications while increasing overall system efficiency.”

UlteMAX motor operation can be configured during installation and physical alignment is simplified by a distinctive mounting system. The motor profile has been optimized for air movement since it does not obstruct the air flow in plenum fans, harvesting more wire-to-air output. The control is also equipped with Regal innovative technology to allow operation at higher temperatures with greater reliability.

“The lightweight design, combined with all the configurability elements, reduction in SKUs and serviceability, truly provide our customers with new benefits while taking system efficiency to the next level,” said Adam Stienecker, PhD, sr. design engineer, Regal Beloit Corporation. “With our team’s extensive background in HVAC, we will continue to innovate on this axial technology platform moving forward to harness the proven benefits of this expertise. This is just the first step.”

“The UlteMAX motor leverages Regal’s distinctive axial motor technology which is unlike any other,” says Jason Kreidler, technology leader, Regal Beloit Corporation. “This technology led Regal’s group of inventors to move forward towards a motor so uniquely integrated into the product that the distinction between the motor and the application became ‘ulterior,’ or intentionally hidden. UlteMAX technology is the proud culmination of innovative engineering that extends beyond obvious benefits for our customers.”

The UlteMAX motor will be on display in Regal’s Booth No. C3318 during the AHR Expo 2017.

For additional information, visit RegalBeloit.com.